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A Group Exhibition in Prince Edward County
By Alchemy Artist Residency

September 26, 2021 – October 24, 2021
Hillier, Prince Edward County

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Visit rural Prince Edward County – online or in-person – for a group exhibition.  It is here that eight artists created site-specific artwork in collaboration with local wineries.  Each work responds to the land and the individuals who grow and care for the vines and each other.
This self-guided exhibition will run from September 25 to October 24.  Sign up to receive a self-guided tour map of the site-specific installations.

Artists’ bio:
Since 2017, Alchemy has nurtured food, art and dialogue between visiting and local artists, wine makers, growers, long-time residents, and seasonal agricultural workers in Hillier, Prince Edward County. Originally offered as a traditional artist residency each summer, Alchemy now pairs artists with wineries to create work in response to their temporary surroundings – a landscape that while stunning represents a harsh climate and rocky clay like soil. During 2021, seven visual artists and one writer each spent a portion of the County’s harvest season reflecting about what compels people to continue to create, grow, farm, and live on the county’s western edge. These artists further engaged with the community by assisting Alchemy coordinators Claire Tallarico and Tonia Di Risio in planning and preparing twice-weekly meals featuring local produce and proteins for the 40 seasonal agricultural workers who live and work on collaborating local wineries. These meals are offered to acknowledge the significant contribution of farm and vineyard labourers, many of whom come from outside of Canada and all of whom work alongside local wine makers and vineyard owners to harvest food and grapes enjoyed in the county and beyond. To go behind the scenes of this project visit makealchemy.com.

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We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Province of Ontario and the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund a program of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, administered by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund Corporation.

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